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Large Crowds As Outside Lands Music Fest Enters Final Day

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Outside Lands Crowd (Photo by Live 105)

Outside Lands Crowd (Photo by Live 105)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Music lovers were set to converge on Golden Gate Park Sunday for the third and final day of the fourth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, which was featuring bands including Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Shins, Erykah Badu, John Fogerty, The Roots and The Decemberists.

For the festival, bands were performing at the Polo Fields, Speedway Meadow and Lindley Meadow.

The festival gates were set to open at 11 a.m. Sunday and the music was scheduled to end at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.

A number of streets in the park surrounding the festival were closed for the weekend, and motorists should expect to continue to encounter detours.

San Francisco Municipal Railway service was also be affected. Due to heavy attendance, Muni advised riders to expect delays, especially late at night on the N-Judah line and all bus lines serving Golden Gate Park, including the 5, 28, 29, 44, 71 and 71L.

Additional service was added on the 5-Fulton, 71-Haight Noriega and N-Judah lines to accommodate concertgoers, although passengers taking the 71 should only board those buses marked for Outside Lands supplemental service.

Outside Lands was also operating a shuttle from San Francisco’s Civic Center to and from the concert for those taking BART or Caltrain or parking downtown, but tickets for the shuttle were sold out.

Parking in the neighborhoods around the park was difficult, and organizers said tow trucks and Department of Parking and Traffic officers were on hand to deal with any parking violations. Those attending the concert were strongly urged to take public transit, walk or bike.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved.)

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